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ICAO METAR
KAPA KAPA 131953Z 00000KT 10SM FEW090 06/M07 A3043 RMK AO2 SLP338 T00561067
KASE KASE 131953Z 01007KT 10SM CLR 06/M12 A3050 RMK AO2 SLP296 T00561117
KBJC KBJC 131950Z 23003KT 40SM FEW070 FEW120 08/M07 A3043
KBKF KBKF 131958Z 00000KT 10SM FEW070 FEW120 08/M07 A3042 RMK AO2A SLP312 T00761069
KCOS KCOS 131954Z 32011G17KT 280V360 10SM SCT060 SCT100 09/M06 A3044 RMK AO2 SLP350 T00891056 $
KCPR KCPR 131953Z 22023G30KT 10SM CLR 07/M08 A3041 RMK AO2 PK WND 21031/1923 SLP312 T00671083
KCYS KCYS 131953Z 32012KT 10SM CLR 06/M06 A3040 RMK AO2 SLP307 T00561061
KDEN KDEN 131953Z VRB03KT 10SM SCT060 SCT100 07/M08 A3042 RMK AO2 SLP314 T00671083
KEGE KEGE 131956Z 00000KT 10SM CLR 01/M17 A3058 RMK AO2 SLP424 T00111167
KFCS KFCS 131958Z AUTO 17004KT 10SM OVC060 05/M07 A3044 RMK AO2 SLP377 T00491073 $
KFMN KFMN 131953Z 00000KT 10SM CLR 02/M12 A3055 RMK AO2 SLP385 T00221117
KFTG KFTG 131958Z 23004KT 10SM FEW065 08/M07 A3043
KGCC KGCC 131953Z AUTO 28007KT 10SM CLR 09/M04 A3034 RMK AO2 SLP287 T00941044
KGJT KGJT 131953Z 16006KT 10SM CLR 04/M15 A3059 RMK AO2 SLP379 T00391150
KPUB KPUB 131953Z 00000KT 10SM SCT070 06/M06 A3047 RMK AO2 SLP348 T00561061
KRAP KRAP 131952Z 35014G21KT 10SM FEW070 BKN085 11/M06 A3030 RMK AO2 SLP289 T01111056
KRCA KRCA 131956Z AUTO 35015KT 10SM BKN085 10/M06 A3029 RMK AO2 SLP287 T01031057

Next Generation Radar
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This is a composite plot of the radar summary, echo tops, storm movement, TVS and MESO signatures and watch boxes. The radar summary is color coded by precip type. Greens, yellows and reds are rain. Pinks are mixed precipitation (freezing rain, sleet). Blues are snow. NOTE: Radar data is susceptible to a phenomena called anomalous propagation. This generally happens at night and appears as a area of 20 dBZ echos (darkest green) which is centered around each radar site and expands with time. To try and reduce the problem, low echo values near the radar sites have been removed.


GOES 13 Visible Radar

This image is the equivalent of taking a black and white photo of the earth. The bright areas show where the sun is being reflected back into space as a result of clouds or snow cover. Clouds and snow show up white. The thicker the cloud, the brighter the color. Land surfaces show up as gray and ocean surfaces nearly black. The major limitation to visible imagery is that it is only valid during daylight.

GOES 13 Infrared 12 Hour Loop

This type of image shows heat based radiation from the infrared spectrum. In other words, the warmer the surface, the more infrared radiation it emits. For a satellite image, cooler surfaces are bright and warmer surfaces are dark. Since the atmosphere cools as you increase in altitude, clouds would show up as bright areas and land surfaces as dark areas. In addition, low clouds will be more gray and higher clouds will show up more white. Tall thunderstorm clouds will show up as bright white and fog will be hard to discern from land areas. A large advantage of IR is that you can view it 24 hours a day.


Surface Data
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This is a composite map contain the following analyses: radar summary (color filled areas), surface data plot (composite station model), frontal locations (in various bold lines) and pressure contours (in thin blue lines).